Two members of South East Forest Rescue who protested the illegal logging of a gazetted Aboriginal Place on Mumbulla Mountain, north of Bega last year, were acquitted yesterday when the case was dismissed. Anthony Whan and Scott Daines were in Bega Local Court yesterday. This follows two other cases with the same result.
"Justice prevailed, but unfortunately several hours of precious court time was wasted on this trivial matter," said Mr Whan."Forests NSW, the logging contractors Cocks logging and the police were told every day on-ground that they were logging unlawfully," said Ms Stone, spokesperson for South East Forest Rescue. "Perhaps the police will start listening to the community in the future, instead of taking the word of proven recidivists."
South East Forest Rescue
'Stoppin the Choppin'
PO Box 899 MORUYA NSW 2537